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What Is Minimum Necessary Income for Sponsorship in Canada?

Certain family sponsorship programs require the sponsor to demonstrate a minimum income level to ensure that they can support themselves and their family members in Canada. This minimum income level is set by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI).

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What Are the Processing Times for PR Card Applications?

Have you recently applied for your first Permanent Resident (PR) card? It is very important to allow Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) enough time to process your application for your first PR card or even for your PR Card Renewal. You can plan when to apply for a new PR card or a renewal based on whether you intend to travel outside Canada soon. 

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How to Immigrate to Nunavut

Canada is an extremely large country. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are all kinds of landscapes, towns, cities, people, and cultures living here. From coast to coast, there are endless opportunities for newcomers, even in the north. 

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Immigrate to Montreal, Quebec

As an immigrant, deciding where to settle in Canada can be a tough decision. There are so many things to consider, from the type of lifestyle a province offers, the job market, the school system. It is always important to do some research for your potential new home in Canada. 

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Immigrate to Alberta for New Immigrants

Alberta is the westernmost Canadian Prairie province. A world leader in the energy industry, Alberta is becoming an increasingly favorite destination for immigrants who want to resettle in Canada. Arguably, Alberta is the fastest-growing province of Canada in terms of standards of life, economy, and immigration. 

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Where Are the IRCC Offices Across Canada?

Canadian Immigration Applications are processed by 3 types of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) offices in Canada:

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Why Canada Is Attracting More International Entrepreneurs Than the US

Canada is much better at attracting foreign entrepreneurs and investors compared to the United States because of the Start-Up Visa Program, according to Forbes magazine. Canada is one of the dozen countries that offer a start-up program for new entrepreneurs, others including the United Kingdom and Singapore. 

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How to Immigrate to the Northwest Territories

Situated to the east of Yukon, the Northwest Territories is a territory to the north of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories with an estimated population of only 19,569, according to the 2016 Census. However, this number seems to have increased by 5% since the launch of the Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program (NTPNP). 

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Which Occupations Are Eligible for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot?

Launched in March 2020, the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is an industry-specific pilot that aims to encourage economic immigration of non-seasonal foreign workers to the agri-food sector in order to produce food agriculturally. The new pilot opened up over 2,750 employment opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled foreign workers wanting to immigrate to Canada

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How to Immigrate to Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is one of the 4 provinces in Atlantic Canada. Popularly known as the “Garden Province'', Prince Edward Island perfectly encapsulates the experience of living in a small town with first-world amenities. Being the smallest Canadian province, Prince Edward Island only has a population of 140,000 people. 

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Why Immigrate to Rural and Northern Canada for Employment?

There are several pathways one might take to immigrate to Canada. The most common and popular is the federal Express Entry system. Most immigrants want to settle in the metropolitan areas in Canada and therefore, they apply through the Express Entry system. However, this also means that the process becomes more competitive and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required also keeps increasing. 

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Which Occupations Are the Best for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program?

Launched in 2017, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was introduced to encourage economic immigration to the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The AIPP aims at attracting foreign workers to immigrate to these provinces, provided they have a valid job offer from a designated employer in one of the provinces. 

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How to Immigrate to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of the 4 Atlantic Canadian Provinces and also a Maritime province. Its name is derived from the Latin words for New Scotland. Located along the eastern coastline, Nova Scotia is exactly between the equator and the North Pole. While it is the second smallest province of Canada, it is also the second-most densely populated area in Canada. 

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Want to Immigrate to Canada? These Are The Top IT Jobs

The Information and Technology industry in Canada is a key denominator for sustainable economic growth. Post pandemic, as the economy recovers, there is an ongoing shift across industries to a digital platform. Therefore, this sector will continue to expand shortly. 

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Which Occupations Are Eligible for the Canadian Experience Class?

Many immigrants start their journey in Canada as temporary foreign workers and recent graduates who join the Canadian workforce for better employment opportunities. Given the recent focus on providing permanent residence pathways for temporary workers in Canada due to the pandemic, the option of immigrating to Canada is all the more lucrative. 

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How to Immigrate to Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is a unique province on the east coast of Canada. The province is made of islands and has a small population of just over 5,000 people. They majorly reside on the Avalon Peninsula. St. Johns is the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

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How International Students Can Immigrate to Canada

A majority of international students decide to immigrate to Canada eventually after the completion of their study programs. To facilitate this transition, many immigration programs at federal and provincial levels offer a pathway for international graduates to obtain Canadian permanent residence. 

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What Can You Do If Your Work Permit Application Was Refused?

Have you applied for a temporary work permit in Canada? Was your application refused? It can be quite disheartening to have your application refused due to unseen mistakes. However, there are a few things you must know about applying for a work permit in Canada to avoid any future refusals. 

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How to Apply to a Canadian University As an International Student

Thousands of international students from all over the world choose Canada as their study destination every year. It is mainly because Canada offers a welcoming multicultural environment with access to internationally recognized universities and a straightforward application system. 

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Job Vacancies in Canada Remain High This Past August

In August 2021, the job vacancies in the Canadian job market remained above pre-Covid levels, especially in sectors like food services, healthcare, and Information technology. According to Statistics Canada, the job vacancies in August increased to 871,000 from 805,500 in September. 

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How Can You Sponsor Your Other Relatives for Canadian Immigration?

Every year, Canada invites over 100,000 immigrants through the Family Sponsorship Programs. The following programs are available under the Family Sponsorship:

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How Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Applicants Can Avoid Medical Inadmissibility

Having a medical condition that puts public safety at risk or will put excessive demand on the health and social services will make you Medically Inadmissible to Canada. Certain applicants to the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship program face this issue of being medically admissible.

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How to Become a Canadian Permanent Resident After 40

Recently, many foreign nationals above 40 years old are considering immigrating to Canada. Canada offers a great environment to raise a family with a free public education system, universal healthcare, and a thriving economy. 

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What’s Next After Becoming a Permanent Resident?

Most people think the job is done once their immigration application has been approved. However, the approval of your permanent residence application is not enough. There are a few things you need to take care of to ensure that your future in Canada is secure. 

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BC PNP’s Immigrant Entrepreneur Program Has 50 Communities Interested

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) introduced the Regional Pilot Program (BC PNP) in 2019 to encourage business immigration to smaller regional centers in the province. In the second phase of the pilot, 50 communities in the province have agreed to participate in the pilot program.

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Is Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program the Best In the World?

Countries all over the world have immigration programs to attract foreign entrepreneurs and investors to establish or acquire a business in their country. Canada also has the Start-Up Visa Program to encourage international entrepreneurs to establish their businesses in Canada and obtain permanent residence. However, compared to other countries, how good is the Start-Up Visa Program? Let’s find out.

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Quebec Reveals the Number of Applicants Through Business Immigration

On October 27, 2021, Quebec introduced its new Immigration Levels Plan for 2022. This plan also revealed the number of applicants that will be invited through Quebec Immigration’s Entrepreneur, Self-Employed and other 3 major immigration programs. Nandine Girault, minister of Ministre de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) said that Quebec needs to improve its integration services to offer new immigrants better settlement in Quebec. 

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Quebec Immigration: Inviting 52,500 Immigrants in 2022

The Quebec government recently announced plans to invite 52,500 new immigrants in 2022. A majority of these immigrants will be invited through the economic immigration programs offered by Quebec Immigration, including the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ).

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IRCC Still Unclear on When to Resume FSWP Draws

2021 will be ending in just 2 months and the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is yet to hold an Express Entry draw for the applicants to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). On October 21, the IRCC held a meeting with the association representing Canadian immigration lawyers and consultants. The conclusion came that the decision to resume Express Entry invitations for all applicants is yet to be made.

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Canada Introduces New Changes to the Bridging Open Work Permit

Recently, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced certain changes to the Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) to make it more accessible to permanent residence applicants.

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What Is Minimum Necessary Income for Sponsorship in Canada?

Certain family sponsorship programs require the sponsor to demonstrate a minimum income level to ensure that they can support themselves and their family members in Canada. This minimum income level is set by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI).

Canadian Immigration News

What Are the Processing Times for PR Card Applications?

Have you recently applied for your first Permanent Resident (PR) card? It is very important to allow Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) enough time to process your application for your first PR card or even for your PR Card Renewal. You can plan when to apply for a new PR card or a renewal based on whether you intend to travel outside Canada soon. 

Canadian Immigration News

How to Immigrate to Nunavut

Canada is an extremely large country. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are all kinds of landscapes, towns, cities, people, and cultures living here. From coast to coast, there are endless opportunities for newcomers, even in the north. 

Canadian Immigration News

Immigrate to Montreal, Quebec

As an immigrant, deciding where to settle in Canada can be a tough decision. There are so many things to consider, from the type of lifestyle a province offers, the job market, the school system. It is always important to do some research for your potential new home in Canada. 

Canadian Immigration News

Immigrate to Alberta for New Immigrants

Alberta is the westernmost Canadian Prairie province. A world leader in the energy industry, Alberta is becoming an increasingly favorite destination for immigrants who want to resettle in Canada. Arguably, Alberta is the fastest-growing province of Canada in terms of standards of life, economy, and immigration. 

Canadian Immigration News

Where Are the IRCC Offices Across Canada?

Canadian Immigration Applications are processed by 3 types of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) offices in Canada:

Canadian Immigration News

Why Canada Is Attracting More International Entrepreneurs Than the US

Canada is much better at attracting foreign entrepreneurs and investors compared to the United States because of the Start-Up Visa Program, according to Forbes magazine. Canada is one of the dozen countries that offer a start-up program for new entrepreneurs, others including the United Kingdom and Singapore. 

Canadian Immigration News

How to Immigrate to the Northwest Territories

Situated to the east of Yukon, the Northwest Territories is a territory to the north of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories with an estimated population of only 19,569, according to the 2016 Census. However, this number seems to have increased by 5% since the launch of the Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program (NTPNP). 

Canadian Immigration News

Which Occupations Are Eligible for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot?

Launched in March 2020, the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is an industry-specific pilot that aims to encourage economic immigration of non-seasonal foreign workers to the agri-food sector in order to produce food agriculturally. The new pilot opened up over 2,750 employment opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled foreign workers wanting to immigrate to Canada

Canadian Immigration News

How to Immigrate to Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is one of the 4 provinces in Atlantic Canada. Popularly known as the “Garden Province'', Prince Edward Island perfectly encapsulates the experience of living in a small town with first-world amenities. Being the smallest Canadian province, Prince Edward Island only has a population of 140,000 people. 

Canadian Immigration News

Why Immigrate to Rural and Northern Canada for Employment?

There are several pathways one might take to immigrate to Canada. The most common and popular is the federal Express Entry system. Most immigrants want to settle in the metropolitan areas in Canada and therefore, they apply through the Express Entry system. However, this also means that the process becomes more competitive and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required also keeps increasing. 

Canadian Immigration News

Which Occupations Are the Best for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program?

Launched in 2017, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was introduced to encourage economic immigration to the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The AIPP aims at attracting foreign workers to immigrate to these provinces, provided they have a valid job offer from a designated employer in one of the provinces.